Monday, 24 September 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: Hypervisor Tug-of-War

Hypervisor Tug-of-War

We've described the battle between VMware and Microsoft as a hypervisor war going back as far as the first release of Microsoft Virtual Server.  Unfortunately for Microsoft, that war was pretty ugly.  On the one side, VMware had guns and cannons, and on the other side, Microsoft was throwing rocks.  Ok, maybe it wasn't quite that bad, but you get the picture.
Fast forward and Microsoft has added a lot of weaponry with the introduction of Microsoft Hyper-V, the company's true hypervisor.  And the Redmond giant's offering just keeps on getting better.  But, so too does the ESX hypervisor from VMware.  A virtual tug-of-war if you will.

Check out this latest Infographic coming from the folks at SolarWinds.  Instead of depicting this as a hypervisor war, the InfoGraphic calls it the Hypervisor Tug-of-War.

The survey information clearly shows that VMware remains in control.  However, there are some interesting data points in there as well.

  • Survey responders believe that VMware is far and away going to be the most trusted private cloud vendor, with a whopping 76.9%
  • However 76.1% believe Microsoft will close the functionality gap with VMware thanks to Hyper-V 3.0
  • While trying to break beyond the barrier of VM Stall, it sounds like 56.8% of key applications will be deployed on a private cloud next year, while 57.7% have already moved beyond the 40% mark of their datacenter being virtualized 
  • 70% of end users still deploy more than one virtualization tool
And at the bottom, we see that VMware still commands a lead in the hypervisor tug-of-war.
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